Adults play a significant role in building confidence in teens, although many adults don't realize their level of influence on helping a teen grow their self confidence, much less how to wield their influence.
Many adults mistake using EMBARRASSMENT, CRITICISM and WITHHOLDING PRAISE as productive ways to help teens be successful. This is a mistake. Encouraging teens to produce in order to avoid being embarrassed or criticized or hopeful for praise only creates neediness and codependency...in fact, the opposite of creating a solid foundation of self-confidence.
BELIEVE in your teen and have FAITH in them. COMMUNICATE that to them. BE THERE for them and they watch their self confidence grow.
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To plant a strong foundation of self confidence in teens PARENTS, TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, and COACHES can help by verbalizing their belief and faith in the tweens and teens they work with every day.
Aim to be making statements such as the following more often than you lecture, attempt to 'fix it', offer constructive criticism or make an additional suggestion.
In the adolescent stage of development, teens sense of self confidence rely's heavily on how confident the adults around them believe in them and verbalize it.
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